Referee Roy Ellison Suspended For One Game For Use of Profanity

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; MLB umpire Roy Ellison (81) smiles while on the field during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has suspended referee Roy Ellison for one game for his comments to Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams, per Ian Rapoport. The NFL followed up and said that he was suspended for a “profane and derogatory” statement.

There was a history of Ellison doing this in the past:

“Years ago, he allegedly shouted and swore at players, and it was a big issue that I had to deal with,” Pereira said of Ellison, the NFL’s only full-time umpire. “I actually had to talk to him in the office to make sure that none of this is going on.”

“So the fact that this happened twice now with the same individual has to really concern the league. And I know that they’re taking a strong look at this.” – NFL.com

The NFL released a statement  saying:

“NFL game officials are expected to avoid personal confrontations with players and be respectful of players and coaches at all times,” the NFL said in a statement. “The NFL-NFLRA Collective Bargaining Agreement states that ‘at no time will a Game Official engage in any conduct which adversely affects or reflects on the NFL or which results in the impairment of public confidence in the honest and orderly conduct of League games or the integrity or good character of its Game Officials.’” – NFL.com

What did Ellison say?

 

Topics: Washington Redskins

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